[FPS Benchmarks] Need For Speed Heat on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3080 (85W) – a close call

Need For Speed Heat is one of the good games that belong to the popular series. Sure, it’s not a blockbuster like the Most Wanted installment but it offers decent gameplay, nice graphics, a good soundtrack, and of course – pursuits with cops.

The game is based on the Frostbite 3 engine and yes, it looks good no matter the visual quality (it looks fine even on Low details). The title isn’t too heavy but if you want more than 30 FPS on Low, you’re going to need at least something like the NVIDIA GeForce MX450 (GDDR6 / 25W). On the other hand, we have prepared the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3080 (85W) for today’s comparison.

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GeForce RTX 3080 variants

 GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]GeForce RTX 3080 [85W]
GPU chipGA104GA104
Shader units61446144
Base Clock (MHz)up to 1185 (+52%)780
Boost clock (MHz)up to 1605 (+29%)1245
Memory clock (MHz)1750 (+17%)1500
Memory size (MB)81928192
Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit)256256
TGP (Total Graphics Power)130W130W
DirectX version12.112.1
RTX capabilitiesYes Yes
Release date01.202101.2021
Detailed specsLinkLink


Synthetic benchmarks

Gaming tests and gameplay videos (ext. monitor)

Need For Speed HeatFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]110 fps (+7%)97 fps (+3%)89 fps
GeForce RTX 3080 [85W]103 fps94 fps90 fps (+1%)


Actually, it looks like that both GPUs are pretty close in terms of performance when it comes to Need For Speed Heat. On Low, the 130W GPU is 7% faster but on Medium the difference is reduced to just 3%. And finally on Ultra the smaller GPU is 1% faster so we can call that an almost identical performance.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [85W]